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Quartet claim title in Portugal

Bob Warters's picture
Fri, 9 Nov 2001
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From the left: Thomson, Mir, Roberts, Baxter.
Micky Roberts(3 handicap), Jim Thomson (1) , Karim Mir(17) and Andy Baxter(22) representing London City bank traders Marshall Harlow won the 7th Financial Markets Charity finals at Penha Longa golf resort in Portugal.

They accumulated 214 points over the challenging Atlantic course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Studio Bartolini from Italy made up of Dario Bartolini, Valerio Conforti, Fabio Roberto Vailati and Rino Ferreri (Studio Bartolini) were second, three points adrift, beating Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild from Switzerland ( Philippe Vasas, Michel Lusa, Frank Schmidt and Florian N'Guyen) on countback.

Dominique Femont (Merrill Lynch Luxembourg) won the women's longest drive and the men's prize (Alex Cejka's golf bag) went to Dario Bartolini. Thomas Ljung (DG Bank), tied with James Tyrie (HSBC CCF Securities) for the individual title (41 points).

Since 1995, over $2.8 million has been raised by the tournament to help children living in conflict areas. Reuters has helped fund this year to carry out youth projects in several countries, including Burundi.